Jackson Square Historic District

Elite Planning
Project Number:
Harold Zellerbach
San Francisco, California
Project Name:
Jackson Square Historic District

Willis and Associates, Inc. was retained by the Zellerbach Estate to evaluate the City Planning Department’s preliminary study and proposed ordinance for the establishment of an historical district. The project covered 15 city blocks containing a wide variety of historical and neo-historical architecture in Jackson Square. Willis and Associates prepared, after an extensive and thorough survey of all structures, and of traffic circulation, street alignments and pedestrian patterns, a totally new regulations and a revised ordinance designed to preserve the area. A completed documented presentation was made to the Landmarks Board and the Planning Commission that resulted in the adoption of an ordinance some months later in almost the exact form as the Willis and Associates’ preservation proposal.